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Roche Scientific Poster Display

The Pathology Update 2018 Overseeing Committee invites all delegates to contribute to the scientific program by submitting abstracts for the Roche Scientific Poster Display together with their full registration of the Presenting Author. One full paid registration is required to accompany each abstract.

If you are entering the DS Nelson, BEA or QAP Trainee Prizes you may only enter the Roche Scientific Poster Display if you have not been selected to present in these prizes.

  • Roche will award $500 AUD for the best poster from each major pathology scientific discipline (Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Genetic Pathology, Haematology, Immunopathology, Microbiology).
  • Judging will be conducted from 10am – 4pm Friday 2 March 2018.
  • Presenting authors must be present for the announcement of the winners on Saturday 3 March 2018 at Morning Tea to be eligible to win.
  • A maximum of 4 abstracts per delegate will be accepted.
  • Delegates are responsible for printing their own poster and hanging them at the conference.
  • Abstracts for the Roche Scientific Poster Display will be considered by a subcommittee of the RCPA Board of Education and Assessment and all presenting authors will be notified upon submission of their abstract.
  • Submission deadline is final. Only submissions accepted  before the deadline are able to be displayed at Pathology Update and published in the official RCPA College Journal Pathology that is the abstract publication for Pathology Update.
  • Abstract/s must be accompanied by full registration of the submitting/presenting author by the early bird cut-off date of Thursday 8 February 2018.
    Note: One full paid registration is required to accompany each abstract. Abstracts without a paid registration will be withdrawn
    .

Closing Date Deadline for Abstract: Friday 1 December 2017.

Contact: Rachel Johnson rachelj@rcpa.edu.au t. 02 8356 5852

Abstracts not in the required format will not be accepted.

Each submission will be acknowledged via a return email – if you don’t receive this acknowledgment please telephone Rachel Johnson on 02 8356 5852

Abstract Requirements

  1. Abstracts must be submitted via email and attached in a Word document and not sent in the body of the email.
  2. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words (excluding title, authors and institution, references and statement of originality).
  3. Abstracts must be typed in English, using a 12 point single font with single line spacing, in Microsoft Word format.
  4. Your heading must include: 'Roche Scientific Poster Display', your name (first name in full, followed by surname in full), and the Pathology discipline your abstract belongs to (Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Genetic Pathology, Haematology, Immunopathology or Microbiology).
  5. The title should be brief and explicit.
  6. Underline the submitting/presenting author only. Do not include titles or degrees.
  7. Underline the submitting/presenting author, use superscript numerals for author affiliations, and italicise the list of affiliations, e.g.
    Harold Cook1, Paul Stephens1, Kate J. Davies1, Garry Harding2, Don W. Thomas1
    1Department of Oral Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia; 2Wound Healing Research Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  8. Specify the name and location of institution where the work was done.
  9. Abstract may contain the aims of study, methods, results and discussion. If providing a structured abstract please put the headings in bold followed by a colon, e.g. Background: This study was conducted because…., Methods: The method used for this study........
  10. Abstracts in Case report format will be accepted.
  11. Maximum of three references.
  12. Figures and tables will not be published.
  13. Abbreviations should be only used for common terms. For uncommon terms, the abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word.
  14. At the end of the abstract please include a statement specifying which part of the work was your own original idea and contribution (not included in word count).
  15. No headers or footers.
  16. Name your Word file in the following format: SURNAME_ROCHE_ddmmyy
  17. Abstract/s must be accompanied by full registration of the submitting/presenting author by the early bird cut-off date of Thursday 8 February 2018.
    Note: One full paid registration is required to accompany each abstract. Abstracts without a paid registration will be withdrawn
    .
  18. Once your abstract has been submitted, this is final. No additions or changes will be accepted.
  19. See sample abstract.

See sample abstract.

Poster Requirements

Poster size: A0 size (841mm x 1189mm)

Display orientation: Portrait ONLY

Poster Mounting: The Poster Boards will be female Velcro (fluffy side). You must attach only the male Velcro to your poster (hook side). Staff will not assist with poster hanging and delegates will be responsible for providing their own Velcro.

Poster Number: Your Poster Number will be supplied to you prior to Pathology Update.

  • Each delegate is responsible for mounting and removal of their own poster. Posters will be on display in The Gallery on Level 2 of the ICC Sydney from Friday 2 - Sunday 4 March 2018. Your poster/s must be displayed in the poster area by 10.00am Friday and removed by 3.00pm on Sunday. Please do not remove the poster prior to this time.
  • Please bring your poster tube clearly marked with your name on it for on-site storage near the poster boards at Pathology Update.
  • NO FABRIC POSTERS. We do not recommend printing on vinyl or fabric as Velcro does not stick to them and they fall down. Delegates are responsible for checking their poster. Fabric posters which fall down and become a trip hazard will be removed.